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Dress Refashions,  Refashions,  Year 1: The Beginning

Electric Blue

A Merry Re-Christmas!
Black & White & Oh-So-Right

This dress looked like the 80’s idea of a futuristic space/time travel costume.

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Big n Blue, but I shall not eschew.

I mean, check out the buttons.

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a button...from the future!
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Look at their badges...Look at the button. Definite similarities...jus sayin.

The dress also came with these awesome (although functionless) sleeve pockets!  Perfect for storing your lip gloss for those interplanetary adventures!

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If only it wasn't a fake pocket!

Sadly, there were many things to dislike about this dress.  It was huge on me.  It had massive shoulder pads.  The sleeves had weirdo cuffs, and I hated the length.  Time to get to work!

First off, the pads had to go.

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Bye pads. Live long and prosper...or not.

Next off,  I had to take the dress in.  I decided to take it in from the back.  I turned it inside out and pinned it down the middle.

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measuring with my sewing gauge...getting ready to take it in!
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Pinned and ready to be slenderized!
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Whrrrrrrrrr!

After sewing a new back seam in the dress, I cut off the excess fabric.

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Snippy snippy!

I tried it on, and it still wasn’t taken in quiiiiite enough at the top, so I tweaked it a little.  Once I was happy with the fit, I got to the length.

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Choppy choppy!

A quick pin job followed.

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Pinning that hem!
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Hot hemming action!

That’s about it!  I decided to roll up the sleeves past my elbows to hide those ugly cuffs.  I was ready to do a little pre-holiday erranding.

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Visiting my my fella at work/ Gloating cuz I have the day off.

I was happy with how this dress turned out.  I really liked the collar (which I’m sure some of you guys are raising an eyebrow at) and the color, and the eventual fit.

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a closer look

After a pleasant “Haha!  I have today off!” session with my fella, I went home and wrapped presents for my fella, niece, and nephew.  Forget wrapping paper.  I have tooooons of fabric scraps that I save just for gift wrapping.  I sewed a few simple bags, tucked the gifts inside, folded the top of the bags over, and tied them with ribbon.  I think they look lovely.

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Fabric-Wrapped Goodies!
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